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46 CHAP. IV.

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his influence over them, gave occafion to very unfavourable fufpicions, by no means tending to conciliate the different claries of the inhabitants to each other. H e was charged with having traiteroufly perfuaded them not to desist from their purpofe, but only to poftpone their vengeance to a more favourable oppor­ tunity ; affuring them, with the utmoft folemnity and apparent fincerity, that the king himfelf, and all the friends of the ancient government, were fecretly attached to their caufe, and would avow and fupport it whenever they could do it with ad­ vantage ; and that the time was not far distant, &cc. He is faid to have purfued the fame line of conduct at Jeremie, Aux Cayes, and all the places which he vifited. Every where he held fecret confultations with the chiefs of the mulattoes, and thofe people every where immediately difperfed. At Aux Cayes, a fkirmifh had happened before his arrival there, in which about fifty per-fons on both fides had loft their lives, and preparations were making to renew hoftilities. T h e persuasions of M . Mauduit effected a truce ; but Rigaud, the leader of the mulattoes in that quarter, openly declared that it was a tranfient and deceitful calm, and that no peace would be permanent, until one clafs of people had exterminated the other. I N November 1 7 9 0 , M. Peynier refigned the government to the lieutenant-general, and embarked for Europe;—a circum­ stance which proved highly pleafing to the major part of the planters:—and the firft meafure of M. Blanchelande (k), the new commander in chief, was confidered as the earnest of a decifive (к) Guillotined at Paris, 1793.

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An historical survey of the french colony in the island of St. Domingo comprehending a short account  

Auteur. Edwards, B. / Ouvrage patrimonial de la Bibliothèque numérique Manioc. Service commun de la documentation, Université des Antilles e...

An historical survey of the french colony in the island of St. Domingo comprehending a short account  

Auteur. Edwards, B. / Ouvrage patrimonial de la Bibliothèque numérique Manioc. Service commun de la documentation, Université des Antilles e...

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